We accept musical instrument donations. We take the donated instruments and have them restored to a proper working condition. Once repaired or serviced properly we will put that instrument into the hands of a child who otherwise would not be able to have one.
We also accept monetary donations. Money donated will be used to fund our scholarship program wherein students at the High School level can apply for and receive financial assistance in meeting their band participation fee obligations.
Musical programs and students want to show off their hard work! To do that, there are shows, recitals, and concerts conducted through out the year. In order to look their best, there is often a mandatory dress code, the clothing required is usually only worn one time, and kids grow FAST! Band directors at all levels shared with us the challenges parents and students face in meeting the standards, so we started Catherine's Closet. We accept donated dress attire for boys and girls, and will provide dress code specific attire to students in need.
Our organization provides an Instrument Petting Zoo to the elementary schools in Lebanon, TN. We have partnered with LSSD and visit the schools and take over the music class for an entire week. Grades 3-5 get to participate. We bring a variety of instruments for students to see, hear, hold, and play. Our goal is to ensure that students know about the middle school band program being an option to them. This program is a lot of fun and brings joy to us and our volunteers when you witness the excitement in a child who plays an instrument for the first time. Volunteers of all musical skill levels are encouraged! Please contact us if interested.
Catherine's Orchestra for All is a nonprofit, tax exempt organization that provides music education to children who face obstacles due to financial issues. Our organization provides an Instrument Petting Zoo to the elementary schools in Lebanon, TN. We go into the schools and take over the music class for an entire week. Grades 3-5 get to participate. We bring a variety of instruments for students to see, hear, hold, and play. Our goal is to ensure that students know about the middle school band program being an option to them. At the middle school level, we provide instruments at no charge to students who want to participate in the band program but may not be able to afford an instrument. We also provide lessons, instrument repairs, and a performance closet. The performance closet has clothing that students can wear for school concerts when a dress code is required for performance. At the high school level, our organization assists students and families with band fees. Once all fundraising opportunities are exhausted, Catherine's Orchestra for All will pay the difference in band fees.
If you are interested in volunteering, donating, or benefiting from the services our foundation offers, please reach out to us!